MIDI Keyboard

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  1. DJVendetta

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    Hi,
    I want to invest in a midi keyboard for production, any advice on which one to get? The cheaper the better really, I've had a look at the Korg NanoKEY which is only £30. Is it any good?

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  2. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    I use the Maudio Ozone jobber. Cost me around £90 on ebay (about 5 years ago) and does the job well.
     
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    Nanokeys are nice if you need to pack keys when traveling but that's about it.
     
  4. DJVendetta

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    Then what do you suggest for under £50?
     
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    Under 50 pounds? Not much choice then, some simple MIDI Keyboards will already be 100 pounds if you want a good one.
    Maybe an M-Audio Oxygen 25, which will cost you about 100 pounds.

    But still I would invest in something more expensive, like the M-Audio Axiom 49 or a Novation in the same price range.
    Lot more possibilities and you'll be able to use it much longer without thinking about buying a better MIDI controller.
     
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    Yeah £50 is not enough tbh... You might find something used without any knobs or other controllers (just the keys) but new, not a chance.

    Better go test the nanokeys and some others first in a musicians shop if possible so you can see the difference. If you're still into it, sure why not.
     
  7. DJVendetta

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    What are the knobs for on the keyboards? I was thinking of just getting one without any knobs or anything, just so I can do the piano roll easier.
     
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    i got an oxygen 49 key for about 60 - its fine for me
    as for the knobs - you can assign them to items in your DAW and then you can record your movements on them - instead of drawing in automations.
     
  9. DJVendetta

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    Okay, I understand. I haven't got to learning automation etc yet.
     
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    you can assign stuff to the knobs mate. Like cut offs, releases etc etc. Its deffo worth spending a little more if possible. Upta you tho, but im not aware of many cheepy ones
     
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    What have you got?
     
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    I have this one, but I think it could be discontinued. Pretty sure there is a new version tho
     
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    Oh right yeah, sorry I thought you were a different person. I can't afford a keyboard that's more than £50 at the moment. I've got ~£60 to spend on headphones though, any suggestions?
     
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    I would wait and invest a little more. You'll have a lot more profit from that than buying the most cheap ass MIDI controller.
     
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    lol! Fair dooooos.
     
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    I'll save up and get the Oxygen 49. Any suggestions for headphones? Thanks
     
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    Would you like us to write your tune as well? :teeth:

    You wanting them to produce on or mix/dj?
     
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    Both. I want Sennheisers but I don't know what's best for my price range.